Stéphanie Ruphy has a PhD in Astrophysics (Observatoire de Paris, 1997) and a PhD in Philosophy (Columbia University, 2004). She is Assistant Professor in philosophy of science at the University of Provence, France. Recent publications include "Is the World Really "Dappled"? A Response to Cartwright's Charge against "Cross-Wise Reduction"." Philosophy of Science 70: 57–67, 2003 ; "Why metaphysical abstinence should prevail in the debate on reductionism", International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 19, 105–121, 2005.
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (b.1971) received the MPhil in Computer Science from the University of Turku, Finland, in 1997, and the DPhil in Theoretical Philosophy from the University of Helsinki, Finland in 2002. Currently a University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, his research includes logic, Peirce, semantics, game theory and Wittgenstein. He has published logical and philosophical papers in scientific and scholarly journals and collections. A recent monograph is Signs of Logic (Springer, 2006).
Joyce E. Chaplin is Professor of History at Harvard University. She received her B. A. from Northwestern University and her M. A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006), Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500–1676 (2001), and An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730–1815 (1993), as well as many essays on science, race, and colonization in the first British empire. [End Page 255]
Noga Arikha, raised in Paris and based in New York and London, was most recently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Humanities at Bard College, NY. In 2002–03 she was a Fellow at theItalian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York. She received from the Warburg Institute both her MA in Renaissance Studies (1996) and her PhD (2001), which traced a history of the mind-body problem in the late seventeenth century. Her first book, forthcoming in 2007 from the Ecco Press (HarperCollins), explores the history of humoural theories and analyses the status of scientific explanations of the human mind.
D. Wade Hands is Professor of Economics at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma WA. He has written on a number of topics in the history and philosophy of economics. He is currently coeditor of The Journal of Economic Methodology. He is the author of Reflection Without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2001, and one of the editors, along with John Davis and Uskali Mäki, of The Handbook of Economic Methodology, Edward Elgar, 1998. His Agreement on Demand: Consumer Choice Theory in the 20th Century, Edited with Philip Mirowski, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.